Musculoskeletal Disorders in Older Individuals_Section 7
We have based the selection of topics for our program on the list of medical conditions published in the Candidate Handbook of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Disease State List (http://www.ccgp.org/sites/default/files/CCGP_ContentOutline2014.pdf). Completion of all of our lessons will provide a strong foundation for preparation to challenge the CGP exam.
However, you should also visit the CCGP "Candidate Page” at http://www.ccgp.org/candidate to download the candidate handbook and review all of the details and requirements of the exam. The page also tells you how to register for the exam when you are ready.
Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most common medical problems affecting the geriatric population. Quality of life is often impaired by mobility issues and loss of physical independence as a result of associated symptoms and negative outcomes of these disorders. This continuing education lesson will help you to better understand and manage some of the more common musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms in older individuals. These include gout, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and acute and chronic pain.
This section includes the following modules:
Module 1: Pain Management
Module 2: Gout
Module 3: Osteoarthritis
Moduel 4: Osteoporosis
Module 5: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Disclosures: The author and program faculty have no conflicts of interest to disclose.